Última actualización: 20-02-2019



LIFE LUTREOLA SPAIN/ LIFE13 NAT /ES/001171 “New approaches for the European mink Conservation in Spain” has been started with the aim to contribute the conservation of European mink (Mustela lutreola).

This project, funded 75% by the European Commission under the LIFE + programme will take place between 2014 and 2019 in the Basque Country, La Rioja, Aragón and Valencian community.

The overall purposes

  • Eradication of American mink established within the range of European mink and in risk zones.
  • To increase the viability of the wild population of European mink through releasing captive-born individuals from an existing breeding programme.
  • To create a new monitoring network to assess the conservation status of both species after the project.

LIFE Lutreola Spain, is coordinated by Tragsatec and has as associated partners the Government of Aragon, the Provincial Council of Álava, the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, the Provincial Council of Biscay, the City Hall of Vitoria-Gasteiz, the Government of La Rioja, the Generalitat Valenciana, the Naturaleza Park Sendaviva, and the European Mink Association.


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Life Lutreola Spain
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Meet the mink rafts for the monitoring and live capture of American mink that we are using in the project LIFE LUTREOLA SPAIN